Dr. Nancy Mykoff has been awarded a Virtuele Internationale Samenwerkingsprojecten (VIS) grant – virtual international collaborative projects grant. The grant supports educational activism by funding international projects with a digitized final product during Fall 2023-Spring 2024. According to Dr. Mykoff: “My application for the grant was motivated by UCR students. Throughout the years they have asked what they can do with their knowledge; how can they make a difference; how can they impact society ‘beyond the bubble.’ This course steers a way. In short, students from UCR will conduct original research with Native students at Algoma University in Canada, located on the lands of the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School.  The team will explore questions about national assimilation and cultural genocide by focusing on education. We then craft a storytelling product with students from New York University’s Interactive Media Arts (IMA) program. This community engaged learning project thus reaches out by reaching beyond national boarders to educate a global audience.”